Nokia to Provide WAP Technology to U.K. ISP

LONDON (03/02/2000) - Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. will provide U.K. telecommunications service provider Thus PLC with WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) equipment and technology.

Nokia will supply WAP technology to Demon Internet, an ISP (Internet service provider) subsidiary of Thus, beginning in the third quarter of this year, Nokia said in a statement.

Under the terms of an agreement, Nokia will deliver to Thus its Artus messaging platform and SMS (short message service) equipment, the company said. The Artus messaging platform is a WAP gateway software for connecting GSM (global system for mobile communications) mobile phones to the Internet. The SMS function allows users to send short text messages between handsets.

Nokia, in Espoo, Finland, can be reached via the Web at http://www.nokia.com/.

Demon Internet, in London, is at +44 845 272 0666, or on the Web at http://www.demon.net/.

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